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[24-Jul-2013]
PHP Caching:   How I reduced the run time of my code examples script from 5 seconds to less than half a second. (203 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[21-Feb-2013]
11th Birthday:   As of today, I've been on line for 11 years talking about my favourite operating system. Yay me. (18 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

[06-Mar-2012]
Possible site outage:   My hosting provider has just notified me that an operating system upgrade will be occuring in the next couple of days (wish they could be more specific). If the site goes down, you now know what's happening. Time to go and ensure my backups are up-to-date... (46 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[24-Mar-2011]
Expected site outage:   At 24-Mar-2011 03:00 GMT, the site will be down for a couple of hours while some physical hardware is relocated.... (24 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[06-Apr-2007]
Naked again:   eight-cubed is again participating in the CSS Naked Day celebrations. Go, web standards! (13 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[24-Mar-2007]
PHP magic:   It struck me the other day that the method I used to hyperlink errchk.h in my code examples could be used to link names of system services and RTL routines to say, the documentation. So for your browsing enjoyment, I've just implemented that. Hope you like it. (47 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[21-Feb-2007]
eight-cubed is 5:   Today is the 5th birthday of eight-cubed. The first post was on 21st February, 2002. (16 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

[06-Feb-2007]
Tag cloud added:   Tagging posts seems all the rage at the moment. And the version of Movable Type I just upgraded to today supports an input field for new entries that allow arbitary tagging. So today I've trolled back through a couple of years worth of entries and tagged them. The new Tag cloud in the left menu allows you to view a page of tags that link directly to Swish-E searches for that tag. (72 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

MT 3.34:   I've just updated this site to Movable Type version 3.34. Due to some modifications I've made to the configuration over the years, the upgrade is not particularly easy, as I have to be careful not to break a customization. If you notice weirdness, let me know. (71 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

[09-Jan-2007]
Where is errchk.h?:   I have updated the PHP that generates the C programming examples to include a hyperlink to the code for errchk.h, hopefully making it easier to find. (67 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

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